Sweet and Spicy Bacon Chicken Bites

Sweet and Spicy Bacon Chicken Bites are your new favorite entertaining appetizer to share! As many people are getting ready to host or attend family gatherings for holiday parties or football games. You can be promised to be the top dog at the party when you walk in with a dish like this to share.


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How do you make Bacon Chicken Bites?

There are many ways to personalize your Bacon Chicken Bites. I choose to do mine Sweet with a little bit of Spice.

You’ll notice that I roll the Bacon Wrapped Chicken in two different bowls instead of having all spices mixed into one. I do this because rolling them in the brown sugar after being rolled with the spicier and savory spices lets the sugar caramelize the Bacon and Chicken as a whole while it cooks.

  • Start by Preheating the oven to 350 degrees. Prepare a baking sheet by lining it with aluminum foil and spraying with cooking spray. Cut bacon in halves or thirds depending on how thick your chicken is. Wrap each piece of chicken in the bacon.
  • In a small bowl add the chili powder, paprika, and garlic powder. In another small bowl add the brown sugar. Roll the bacon wrapped chicken first in the spices and then in the brown sugar. Place on prepared baking sheet.
  • Sprinkle with salt and pepper and remaining brown sugar (if any) and bake for 35-40 minutes until the bacon is crisp.

 

I always love making a yummy appetizer and having it be a hit with the group.   But how can you go wrong with anything wrapped in bacon?  You just can’t.   And these little bites were amazing!

This recipe is simple to make with easy ingredients.  But the flavor and all of spices combined were incredible.  The spices gave it just enough of a kick and the brown sugar was sweet and cooled it down.  The combination of the two worked so well together in these little bites.   Of course the bacon adds such incredible flavor to these bites.   You are going to love these just as much as we did!


 

Easy Dipping Sauces!

While these are perfect and delicious served without a dipping sauce, there is no harm in adding a little pizzazz to your dish. Specially when serving this dish at a get together you know there will always be people who love a good dip.

Try these Dipping Sauces that I have come to love:

 

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Sweet and Spicy Bacon Chicken Bites
 
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Delicious chicken sweet and spicy chicken bites wrapped in bacon are sure to be a hit!
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Ingredients
  • 3 chicken breasts, cut into 1 inch pieces
  • 6-8 slices of bacon
  • ¾ cup brown sugar
  • 1 tablespoon chili powder
  • 1 teaspoon paprika
  • ½ teaspoon garlic powder
  • salt and pepper
  • optional garnish: sliced green onions.
Instructions
  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Prepare a baking sheet by lining it with aluminum foil and spraying with cooking spray. Cut bacon in halfs to thirds depending on how thick your chicken is. Wrap each piece of chicken in the bacon.
  2. In a small bowl add the chili powder, paprika, and garlic powder. In another small bowl add the brown sugar. Roll the bacon wrapped chicken first in the spices and then in the brown sugar. Place on prepared baking sheet.
  3. Sprinkle with salt and pepper and remaining brown sugar (if any) and bake for 35-40 minutes until the bacon is crisp.

 

 

Alyssa Rivers

I am Alyssa and the blogger behind The Recipe Critic. I started my blog in June of 2012 as a place to share my passion for cooking. I love trying new things and testing them out with my family.

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  1. How do you keep the bacon from falling off the chicken when you wrap them? Especially when you toss them in the seasoning afterwards. Thanks 🙂

  2. It doesn’t appear that you officially rated this recipe!! ; ) I am making these to take to a party tomorrow and am thankful for your share!!

  3. Amazing! 5 stars. I only used 1/2 the sugar and was glad. This is the recipe by which I will judge all other bacon wrapped chicken recipes.

  4. Oh, these were sooo good. Even my husband liked them( he doesn’t always want to try something different). I cooked mine on the Traeger on a mesh mat, so they weren’t sitting in the grease. OMG.

  5. This looks so amazing, but I’m cooking for someone doing keto…do you have any recommendation for a substitute for brown sugar that will be just as tasty? I would love to make these. Thanks 🙂

    1. I have not been on the Keto diet yet. I like to use skinnytaste.com or myfitnesspal.com for any questions regarding nutrition. Hope you can find what you are looking for. Thanks for following along with me!

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